Skin laxity occurs as we age due to loss of collagen in the skin and loss of underlying fat. This process of aging can be accelerated by exposure to sun, smoking and stress. We can temporarily replenish the volume with dermal fillers, or we can use a safe long term solution to implant your own natural, living collagen. This procedure is called Collagen Implant Therapy (CIT). CIT is an evolution of our very popular Vampire FaceLift® with results that can last 5 years or more.
Injection of Collagen and Micro Implants
We can fill the loose skin with collagen. Our CIT procedure involves the use of collagen and PMMA. PMMA is an inert material that is very commonly used for for implants. It has been used for over 50 years as a surgical implant to replace everything from joints to the lenses in the eye. The tiny PMMA particles used in our CIT procedure comes in the form of an fad approved injectable agent called Bellafill®.
Volume Replacement with Your Own Collagen
The injected collagen replaces the volume that has been lost due to aging. The PMMA particles mark the spot where your own natural collagen will replace the injected collagen with living tissue. We can add Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to the area to amplify the production of your natural collagen.
Natural Results That Last
Over time, new skin and new blood vessels form in the place where the Collagen, PMMA and PRP were injected. The new skin is actual living tissue that looks and feels the way your skin used be when you were decades younger.